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As Covid-19 infections climb, Myanmar's election machinery forges on

BANGKOK - With its biggest city locked down, factories shut, coronavirus infection rates climbing by some 1,000 or more every day and death toll crossing 500, conditions in Myanmar are looking grim.

Yet its state counsellor and ruling party leader Aung San Suu Kyi says the Nov 8 election is even more important than fighting the pandemic.

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